From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 08.24.10
Stadium concessions fail inspections
Nearly 30% of sports venues nationwide have been cited for at least one “critical” or “major” health violation at more than half of their concession stands, according to a recent investigative report by ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” program.
Kellogg's recall prompts new concerns
In late June, Kellogg’s recalled some 28 million boxes of certain cereals, including Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, and Honey Smacks, after about 20 complaints of bad tastes or smells. A month later, the company reported that the smell had come from elevated levels of hydrocarbons in the cereals’ packaging, including one called methylnaphthalene, which has yet to be evaluated for human carcinogenicity.
Floor debate imminent?
Senate Democrats are working on an agreement with Republicans that they hope will allow the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010 (S. 510) to reach the Senate floor for debate in September, according to a Senate staffer familiar with the discussion.